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Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)

73 Quan Su St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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This pagoda, often used in official ceremonies and meetings, is all that’s left of a 15th century hall that burned down.
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73 Quan Su St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was great to have a private tour guide. He explained how pagoda and temples vary, the budas, the alters, etc. And answered a lot of our questions. Highly recommend a tour guide (and they are so inexpensive to hire).

1  Thank theresa246
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Ambassador's Pagoda (also known as Quan Su Pagoda) had a noticeably serene and peacefully atmosphere, even while it was full of worshippers when we visited. Originally, the pagoda was built specifically to welcome ambassadors from neighboring countries who were all Buddhists. It survived over...More

Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful piece of architecture and cultural history that has survived despite the numerous conflicts over the centuries. This is well worth a visit, for its tranquility alone. On the day we called in there was some kind of ceremony and access was limited to...More

1  Thank j-curv
Reviewed 4 October 2016

it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing theirs prayers. it is calm and a strong smell...More

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This pagoda has some history and is just around the corner from the Hoa Lo Prison (aka the Hanoi Hilton). When I arrived I could hear chanting and when I looked inside there were probably 40 Sangha monks chanting. Small area but a pleasant and...More

Thank BrockDaBadger
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely, quiet temple. If you're visiting the prison which is just up the road this is definitely worth a visit, especially following the gloom of the prison this is a peaceful heaven. There are still monks in the temple and plenty of locals coming...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is an 17th century temple with an entrance gate in Ha Noi. It was built by visiting Buddhist ambassadors who called on the then emperor of Viet Nam. It is reportedly the central HQ of Buddhism in Viet Nam. It is an active temple...More

Thank seanworc
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Happen to come across the temple when out walking, lovely and serene, locals use it regularly, it's well maintained and the Buddhas are ornate and colourful. I would recommend it to visit.

1  Thank Chris101111
Reviewed 14 June 2015

A beautiful temple which is very peaceful once you enter. Not that big but very nice statues and ornaments here. Alot of locals using this temple for offerings and prayers. Still monks and nuns living here. Is called the Ambassadors pagode because in the earlier...More

1  Thank HugoColle
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Its a little off the beaten track but a very beautiful temple & worth the visit. You can pass by it on your way to the prison & temple of literature

Thank Porgester
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